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Which cover crop should you plant? It depends

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But, depending on an agricultural producer’s needs, not all cover crops are created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State’s College […]

Free, new organic guides available for farmers

Monday, April 5, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — Nine new and free organic production guides are now available for farmers. The guides provide information on how to produce certified organic apples, blueberries, grapes, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, strawberries and cole crops, including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. There is also a new guide on management of dairy cattle pests using […]

HSUS now ranked lower than PETA

Monday, April 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom pointed to a newly downgraded rating from Charity Navigator as evidence that the Humane Society of the United States is not adequately fulfilling its stated charitable purpose. Charity Navigator slashed the rankings for Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International, the international arm […]

Reader: Euthanizing 250,000 chickens IS a big deal

Monday, April 5, 2010

Editor: The same press release was published in my local paper about the Ohio Fresh Eggs fire that you published in your April 1, 2010, edition, Fire destroys Ohio Fresh Eggs facility in Wyandot Co. Don’t you want to know how you euthanize 250,000 laying hens? That’s about 800,000 pounds of Leghorns. That’s a pile […]

Entitlement is not a dirty word

Monday, April 5, 2010

Editor: According to Maureen Martin, “no” is what every American should say to federal government entitlements. In the March 18 Farm and Dairy, Martin appropriated former first lady Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug slogan as her anti-entitlement rallying cry. (“Government handouts? Just say no,” p. A4) Martin centered her criticisms on the health care bill. She described […]

10 tips for higher corn yields, profits

Monday, April 5, 2010

COLUMBUS — With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upward of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. “Growers have tasted the high-yield potential their fields are capable of,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. […]

Wheat crop may be in better shape than originally feared

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wheat crop looking better every day even with late planting and heavy snowfall this winter.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

STRUTHERS, Ohio — The Steel Valley K-9’s 4-H club is hosting a motorcoach trip to The Ohio State University Veterinary School April 17. Also on the itinerary is a tour of the Pilot Dog Training Facilities and Kennels. The cost per person for the trip is $25. Lunch will be available to purchase at the […]

The Ohio Barn Conference and Tour makes its way back to Wooster

Thursday, April 1, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Although Charles Whitney, known as the Barn Consultant, has passed, his enthusiasm and spirit continues to live through the current Friends of Ohio Barns members who are preparing for the Ohio Barn Conference April 23 and 24. An idea was born The conference was the brainchild of Whitney who arranged a meeting […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter placed second at the district agricultural mechanics skills contest March 18 at Lorain County JVS. The team will now compete in the state contest April 9 at OSU-ATI in Wooster. Individually, Andrew Baldner placed first. The chapter has also participated in four invitational career development event contests: at […]

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